I first came across this pasta shape at Ristorante da Massi in Trastevere. And it took me three years to make it. Maltagliati means badly cut and it is important to cut random shapes when making this fresh pasta. In a restaurant setting the leftover scraps from making tagliatelle will be used to create this pasta.
When I started blogging over 10 years ago, I joined as many networks as I could. When Bloglovin’ came along I signed up. Many of my fellow bloggers did likewise at the time. It may have coincided with the end of Feedburner and this was a great way to follow blogs. Especially if you did not make use of a RSS reader. For a very long time I displayed a follow me button on my sidebar. But I have taken it off. Mainly because most of my new followers are all sex sites. Nearly every day I get a notification of a new follower. The follower has a normal name and the avatars used are no indication of the site. The offer is for sexy young girls or something along those lines. To me, it is a sad indication of the times we are living in.
And for those of you who are curious, no, I do not follow them back. It is a trend on social networks called catfishing. False identities are created to target people for fraud, deception or abuse. Usually employed on dating sites for romantic scams, I am seeing it more and more across the board on social media sites. Have you been catfished and do you get followers of the dubious sort?
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- 170 g 00 flour
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 egg
- pinch of salt, plus extra for cooking
- Place the flour into a stand mixer bowl
- Place the egg yolks and egg into a mixing bowl with the salt
- Whisk until combined
- Add to the flour and use a dough hook to make the dough
- Once together, tip out onto cling film and shape into a ball
- Wrap in the cling film and leave to rest for 30 minutes
- Roll out using your pasta roller (or by hand) until 1mm thick
- Cut random shapes as close as possible to 16mm wide and 60mm long
- Leave to dry while you bring a pot of water to the boil
- Add a generous amount of salt and when boiling add the pasta
- Cook for 2 minutes then drain and top with a sauce of your choice
- broad beans and peas - or just the beans alone
- courgettes and prawns
- duck ragu
- langoustines and saffron
- salt and pepper
- mushrooms and cream
- scallops and thyme
- white truffle
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime March 20:
Dave and I were meant to be away for racing. But, South Africa has declared a National State of Disaster. Gatherings of 100 people of more are prohibited and so our racing was cancelled.